Welcome to the Goa University Library website. The home of more than 1.45 lakh books, and 350 journals of both, technical and general interest. The library also houses special interest collections and rare and antique manuscripts. The Library is continuously revamping and revitalising its collection so as to make it useful to the community of researchers that it was set up to serve.
The Goa University Library and Information Centre was set up in 30th of June 1985 around the nucleus of the Library of the Centre for Post Graduate Research and Instruction, University of Bombay. The initial collection numbered 37,678 books and several bound volumes of periodicals. Today, our holdings have crossed one lakh forty thousand books covering a wide range of disciplines under Humanities, Social Science and Pure and Applied Sciences especially Microbiology, Marine Science, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Geology, Management and other disciplines including a special collection on Latin America and The Caribbean. The Library also has a large collection of titles in Konkani, the state language of Goa and a foreign language section which includes titles in Portuguese, French and Spanish. Our Library acquires around 3000 books and over 350 periodicals every year. It also receives more than 150 periodicals gifted by various organisations and institutions. Goa University Library is a designated Repository Library of United Nations publications since 1996.
In addition to these, our Library has a collection of rare books on Indo-Portuguese History and Culture donated by the late Dr. P. S. S. Pissurlekar (about 5000 books in various languages). Mr. Nuno Gonsalves of Portugal and numerous others have donated their collections to the University for the use of scholars of Goa and the neighbouring regions. A bibliography of these resources is currently available in print form. The Goa University Library is the single largest centre of academic resources in the State of Goa and caters not only to the needs of the academic community of the state but also serves many scientific, historical and social science researchers from neighbouring States.
With the successful completion of computerising the database of bibliographic details and automating its services our Library is on the threshold of embarking on its new role that of an information resource centre at the service of the academic community of this region, in addition to its traditional function of holding and disseminating of books.
The Library has presently 1,40,312, books and its bibliographic details are stored in an Open Source software KOHA in a designated server at the Computer Center of the University. This database is now available on the Internet under the url http://libcat.unigoa.ac.in/
|Section||Library Assistant in charge||Contact Number||E-mail ID|
|Administration Section||Smt Daya Mitragotri||0832 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tech. Process. Section||Smt Sylvia Rodriguez||0832 email@example.com|
|Maintenance Section||Smt Wahida Sheikh||0832 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Acquisition Section||Smt Vasanti Shettigar||0832 email@example.com|
|Periodicals Section||Sri Vikrant Malwankar||0832 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Refe. & E-Res. Section||Sri Keshav Dhuri||0832 email@example.com|